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Membership

For more information or to apply to become a Member or Partner, please contact the Network Chair Holder at Flinders University: wendy.vanduivenvoorde@flinders.edu.au or jonathan.benjamin@flinders.edu.au.

Network Statutes state that:

Article 2 - Membership
Universities or similar academic teaching institutions, which offer a full degree course in maritime or underwater archaeology, be it at graduate or postgraduate level, within a recognized and accredited academic framework, may become a member of the Network (hereinafter “Member”).

Article 3 - Associate Membership
An institution can apply to become an associate member (hereinafter “Associate Member”) when it, while not having a full degree course in maritime or underwater archaeology, delivers courses or carries out training or research in the field, within a recognized and accredited academic framework and is working in compliance with the principles of the Convention.

Article 4 – Recognized Partners
Governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) having activities related to underwater archaeology, in particular NGOs accredited by the Meeting of States Parties of the Convention, as well as centres of research, may apply to become a recognized partner of the Network (hereinafter “Recognized Partner”).

Article 6 – Admission Procedure
1. Institutions wishing to become Member, Associate Member or Recognized Partner of the Network shall apply through a written request, signed by the authorized representative of the institution.

2. The application letter shall be accompanied by

a. a declaration of support from the National Commission for UNESCO of the concerned country; and
b. a summary description of the Institution’s activities, achievements and programmes in the field of maritime or underwater archaeology, including a detailed programme outline and course descriptions.

3. Decisions on Membership, Associated Membership and Recognized Partnership are made on the basis of a full application by the majority vote of the Network Members. Decisions will be made within a reasonable time, not normally exceeding six months.